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2017 Upper Midwest Summer Music Festival Guide

Chicago doesn’t receive enough credit for the sheer number of music festivals it hosts every year. We might not have the climate of Austin but we sure do make up for it between June and October. Over the course of 15 weeks, a grand...



VIDEO: Three Years of Dyeing the Chicago River Green

On March 11, 45 pounds of green vegetable dye will be dumped into the Chicago River to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The exact recipe is a closely guarded secret so other cities don’t steal the focus of Chicago’s iconic celebration. The dye is dumped...



Chicago Airports Flying High with Fewer Delays in 2016

I’m going to write a sentence and you probably aren’t going to believe: Chicago airports saw fewer delays in 2016.  It’s true! That’s according to the annual report from Global Gateway Alliance using data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The report looks at...



Chicago Firehouse Restaurant Rises From the Ashes

In December of 2014, the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant caught fire and closed to the public. However, as of Feb 3 the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant is once again open to the public and better than ever. Beginning it’s life as a working Firehouse in 1905, the...


Original Rainbow Cone Announces Its Reopening

Although Groundhog day is upon us we can guarantee spring is not arriving early. Fortunately, Original Rainbow Cone has raised our spirits by announcing its reopening date of March 4. For more than 90 years, the Chicago classic has been doing its ice cream combination...


The Sweetest Way to Spend Your Sunday – Donuts Ahead

Everyone in Chicago hates the bitter Chicago winter. And nothing can change that fact. Even Steve Harvey complains frequently and loudly how miserable they are.  Now we have a remedy in the form of Donut Fest. Taking place this Sunday Jan. 29 you have...